An unfortunate incident shook Mumbaikars today. A 30-year-old building named Saidarshan collapsed on the LBS Marg in Ghatkopar. The horrific accident occurred around 10:00 am this morning, in which seven people lost their lives.
According to the information received from the BMC’s Emergency Department, 14 fire engines, 2 rescue vans and 108 ambulances were immediately rushed to the spot. Before collapsing, there was smoke in the building. 18 people trapped in the debris were rescued by the commandos.
However, rescuers are still frantically searching for at least 20-30 others feared trapped in a four-storeyed building loacted near Shreyas Theatre, in Ghatkopar West . The building consisted of 15 flats, and around 60-70 people resided there.
PS Rahangdale, chief of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s fire brigade department informed that they were alerted to the collapse at 10:43 am. He further said that, rescue team, fire brigade jawans and other senior officials of the BMC also reached the spot. The rescue work is going on a war-footing. Dozens of people were believed missing under rubble.
It is also said that, the building housed a nursing home on the ground floor, but it was being renovated and so did not have too many patients. And this incident occurred while the renovation was going on.
Vidya Thakur, Rajawadi Hospital’s Medical Superintendent, said that “Four people who were admitted at Rajawadi Hospital, succumbed to death. Whereas, four people are still being treated for back, head and spine injuries, but their condition is stable.”